Author Archives: Raphael Rubinstein

Beckmann

      Chamber Music (after Max Beckmann’s The Argonauts)   1. like the Argo   You’ve lived like the Argo, always answering to the same name.   While others fell in love with arson and going back to the … Continue reading

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Cavellini

  Outside of Italy, the work of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (1914-1990) has long been a well-kept secret—it’s missing from major museum surveys of Italian postwar art, never featured in big auctions or flashy collections and rarely if ever referred to … Continue reading

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McEvilley

See The Critics.

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Colescott

  Like many others, I have often repeated the orthodoxy that the early 1980s saw a return to painting, a rediscovery of figuration, an embrace of dramatic content and an explicit engagement with art history. And, like everyone else who … Continue reading

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Bluhm

Artistic development often contains a large degree of unpredictability. While there are some artists who for decades remain entrenched in a single mode (Josef Albers, Giorgio Morandi), many more end up in creative situations that would have been hard or … Continue reading

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Jaffe

Shirley Jaffe emerged from the crucible of gestural abstraction with an approach to painting that has given her maximum formal freedom within fairly constant material conditions.  A smooth-edge (rather than hard-edge) painter, she fills each one of her canvases with … Continue reading

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Davie

See “Karin Davie Press Release, 1999” in the Vitrine section of The Silo.

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Goldin

See Silo entry on Amy Goldin under “The Critics.”

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Critics

THOMAS McEVILLEY [posted March 12, 2013] Like so many other great art critics before him (and, let’s hope, like more to follow), Tom McEvilley, who died March 2, 2013, stumbled into art criticism from other intellectual territory.  In his case, … Continue reading

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Hains

See Silo entry on the Marginalia of Raymond Hains in Vitrine

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